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Commensal Emperor Shrimp and Tryon's Risbecia Nudibranch

Commensalism is a form of symbiosis where one species (the shrimp) benefits while its host (the nudibranch) gains no benefit but remains unharmed by the association.

The shrimp hitches a ride while foraging the black sand bottom.

Dinah's Beach, Papua New Guinea

Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science 2013 Underwater Photography Contest - 2nd place, Macro category
Featured in National Geographic Daily News

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